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why is 2.50 m and 2.05 are not the same in distance

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    Which would you rather have?

    $2.50 (two dollars and fifty cents)

    or

    $2.05 (two dollars and five cents)

    An explanation:

    2.50 means that the 5 is in the tenths place. 2.50 = 2 and 5/10

    2.05 means that the 0 is in the tenths place. 2.05 = 2 and 0/10.

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/decimals/placevalue/

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